SDLRC - 2020 Senate Bill 55 - SD Legislature require the Board of Regents to assemble a task force to study the possibility of shared administration among the institutions of higher education under the board's authority.
An Act to
require the Board
of Regents to assemble
a task force to study the possibility of shared administration among
the institutions of higher education under the board's authority.
by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Board of Regents shall assemble
a task force consisting of at least eleven members to examine the
possible program and administrative efficiencies and cost
effectiveness that may be achieved through
the shared administration of the South Dakota School of Mines and
Black Hills State University,
Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota
State University, and the University of South Dakota. All expenses
incurred in carrying out the work of the task force shall be paid out
of funds appropriated or otherwise provided to the board.
board shall present the
findings of the task force to
the Governor and to the Executive Board of the Legislative Research
Council no later than November 15, 2021.
task force examination shall include the following:
possible combining of administration at all levels of operation
within an institution;
possible combining of operations and functions across multiple
possible combining of the administration of programs across multiple
review of the duplication of program offerings;
review of the academic majors with low enrollments and low numbers of
review of functions outside the core missions of teaching, learning,
review of the operations and functions provided as an efficiency
through the central office of the Board of Regents;
review of the viability of the university centers; and
other possible cost-effective measures the task force determines are
worthy of examination.
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